Recently while attending a professional baseball game, I was paying special attention to the music that is played in the stadium as each player comes up to bat. As many of you know, these pro players can ask to have whatever music they would like played when they are getting ready to hit. The idea is that it will help them get psyched up. It is called their “walk up” … [Read more...] about Your “Walk Up” Music
How open minded are you, really? This is a question I have been asking myself since reading an interview with Adam Grant about his newest book, Think Again. In his interview with Inc. magazine, Grant explains that most of us spend our time in one of three different mind-sets: *Preacher Mode: Persuading others to your point of view. *Prosecutor Mode: Trying to prove … [Read more...] about Leading with an Open Mind
It has been just more than a year since the pandemic changed our lives. Many people are exhausted – including, of course, leaders. So, what do we do about it? First, just like the oxygen mask on the airplane – make sure you are taking care of yourself. You have probably been working too many hours. You need to start cutting back now. It is bad for you and terrible … [Read more...] about Leading While Exhausted
Once upon a time I knew a guy who, everytime I would ask: “Hey, how are you doing?” He would answer: “Not too bad.” Just think about that. I’m sure he didn’t really mean that things were bad, but they weren’t SO BAD that he was going to be terribly upset about it. But then again . . . How many things in your organization are “okay, fine, not too … [Read more...] about “Not Too Bad” vs “Extraordinary”
As you prepare for the new year, here is a reminder of advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And you can see my new video series on The Power of Goals at this link. Check it out and take on the new year with fresh momentum! Have a SuperFantastic 2021! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2021!